Nice interview with Guardian from Canberra: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...in?CMP=soc_568
Not really anything new, but nicely pitched, rather underplaying the odds of a ranking rise in the near future (well I suppose he could plateau, but given his year to date figures were good even before Wimbledon, more likely, barring injury, his ranking will rise to the low thirty's at least as soon as the number of matches played comes into line with that for everyone else, currently at 13 compared to 20-30 for the top group). Still, no bad thing to talk down expectations!
And did like this bit of wistful looking at the basketballers:
"Kyrgios also has family to thank for his decision to ultimately pursue tennis over basketball, his other sporting passion.
“I think my Dad was pretty big on me playing tennis so he sort of pushed me to that side,” Kyrgios says. “But I still play basketball whenever I can and I’m never going to lose my passion for it.”
He occasionally stops to admire the basketballers in action at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and admits a desire to join in from time to time.
“When I’m down training for tennis, sometimes I go in [to the basketball courts] and just look around,” Kyrgios comments. “I’m probably no longer good enough to play with those guys as they are much taller than me and more athletic, but I’m sure I could hold my own for a little bit.”
The 19-year-old will be able indulge his love of basketball when he visits the sport’s spiritual home in August. However, with the purpose of his American trip to compete at the US Open, tennis is perhaps more likely to be at the forefront of Kyrgios’s mind."